Growing up, I always had a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for people in positions of authority. But kids today don’t see it that way!
Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.
Our teens have seen it all. They’ve watched politicians lie and cheat, church leaders fall from grace, and role models make bad decisions. And as a result, teens today have become jaded toward authority. Just because you wear a crisp uniform and badge … doesn’t mean you earn their respect.
So if your teen is struggling to respect others, be the positive example he desperately needs. It’s difficult to talk about respect if your child doesn’t think that you’re worthy of it yourself. And when they learn to show respect at home, they’ll be able to carry it into every other area of life.